Category: LOCAL NEWS

Arab Arts Forum Joins Major Conference in Detroit

DIWAN7 EXAMINES ISSUES, TRENDS IN ARAB AMERICAN ART Biennial conference joins MOVE 2017 Arab American summit Includes premiere of new commissioned music score, opening of new AANM exhibition on LGBTQ themes Dearborn, Mich. (Oct. 16, 2017) – Over the past 12 years and six convenings, the Arab American National Museum’s (AANM) DIWAN: A Forum for ...

Coming out

You know how sexuality is such a taboo topic to discuss in many parts around the world but it especially is one in our Middle Eastern community. Now, sexual orientation is even a bigger taboo to come near to than sexuality in general is. Western societies have not come completely in peace with it either. ...

The Pollution Series: Light Pollution in Dearborn

After talking about the Noise Pollution in the last episode, I started noticing more and more the sound of the streets and highways.  Did you know that there are different sound quotient for each of the different materials that roads are made of? More on that here: http://www.pavementinteractive.org/pavement-noise/ But today I will talk about light pollution ...

Acculturation

A well-known model of acculturation comes from John Berry, a psychologist and theorist, famous for the four-fold model of acculturation strategies. He theorizes that immigrants and immigrant communities generally follow one of four strategies in adapting to their new community. They either assimilate, separate, integrate, or marginalize. Briefly, assimilation is when the immigrant or the ...

HOT Syrian music artists @AANM in October

Greetings! I hope this finds you well. The Arab American National Museum (AANM) is pleased to welcome leading Syrian American performers for concerts on Friday, Oct. 20 and Monday, Oct. 23. Below you’ll find a press release for the Oct. 20 Global Fridays appearance by Hello Psychaleppo; attached are photo of the artist, whose given ...

Coding Workshop at the W Institute!

Meet the programming languages that power the web, and write your first line of code! The W Institute located in the heart of East Dearborn is offering coding instruction. Step into the world of web development with Wissam Charafeddine, your expert instructor. During the introductory workshop, explore the building blocks of the web — HTML ...

Inside by Wissam Charafeddine in Dearborn Open Mic

We would like to remind you of Dearborn Open Mic taking place tomorrow Wednesday 10/4/2017 at 7PM to 9PM in the Arab American Museum (first Wednesday of each month). One of the contribution in the last Dearborn Open Mic was a poem by Wissam Charafeddine about meditation, happiness, and peace titled "Inside": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5qL1CxnRnYA  

A Woman’s Right to Move

When I was in eighth grade my teacher had us write down our goals for high school. My number one goal was to get accepted to the University of Michigan. I was unsure why I wanted to attend the institution so bad. Nobody in my immediate family had attended and I actually knew very little ...

Top 10 News From Dearborn Last Month

Here are the headlines that occupied Dearborn News last month:

Two Dearborn students will be national teen advisors to the Smithsonian

A message from Kim Silarsk, Communications Manager at Arab American National Museum: ARAB AMERICAN MUSEUM RECRUITS FOR SMITHSONIAN YOUTH ADVISORY COUNCIL   Two Dearborn students will be national teen advisors to the Smithsonian   Dearborn, Mich. (Sept. 28, 2017) – The Arab American National Museum – an Affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. ...